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WPT does not and cannot review every message posted by users in the Forums, and is not responsible for the content of these messages or the views or opinions expressed by the users of the Forums. Information disclosed in the Forums is revealed to the public by design. WPT reserves the right, but not the obligation, to delete, move or edit User Content, in whole or in part for any reason in WPT’s sole discretion. In addition, WPT may delete, move, edit or disclose User Content when it is required to do so by law or in a good faith belief that such action is necessary to protect and defend the rights and property of WPT or to protect the safety of our users or the public. In no event does WPT assume any obligation to monitor the Forums or remove any specific material.
You understand that the uploading to and/or posting of any User Content in any Forum shall not be subject to any obligation of confidence on the part of WPT, and WPT shall not be liable for any use or disclosure of any User Content. In consideration for your use of the Forums and functionality, you agree to comply with the “Community Guidelines” set forth below. Without limiting WPT’s other rights and remedies, individuals who violate the following Community Guidelines may, at WPT’s sole discretion, be banned from using the Forums and/or the Site entirely.
In consideration for your use of the Forums, you agree to comply with these TOS and the Community Guidelines. Users who violate these TOS, the Community Guidelines, or provide inaccurate or false information may, at WPT’s sole discretion, be permanently banned from using any Forum or the Site.
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1. Harass, threaten, embarrass or cause distress or discomfort upon another Forum participant, user, or other individual or entity;
2. Transmit any User Content in any Forum that WPT considers to be disruptive, unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, hateful, racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;
3. Cause any chat room screen in any chat room to “scroll” faster than other users are able to type to it or any action of a similar disruptive effect;
4. Misrepresent yourself, your age or your affiliation with any person or entity, impersonate in any Forum any person or entity, including but not limited to, a WPT official, chat or message board leader, guide or host, or make false or misleading statements;
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6. Post or transmit any unsolicited advertising, promotional materials, or any other forms of solicitation in the Forums;
7. Intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law, including but not limited to any regulations having the force of law while using or accessing any Forum;
8. Invade the privacy or violate any personal or proprietary right of any person or entity;
9. Infringe the intellectual property rights or similar rights, including but not limited to copyrights and trademarks, of any person or entity;
10. Use the Site in any manner that could damage, impair, disable, overburden or harm the Site or circumvent the intended functionality of the Site;
11. Collect information identifying users of the Site by electronic or other means without authorization from the person(s) affected;
12. Upload, post, transmit, send, share, store, distribute or otherwise make available on the Site any private or sensitive information or content about any third party, including, addresses, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, Social Security numbers and credit card numbers; and
13. Upload, post, transmit, send, share, store, distribute, or otherwise make available any viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software, hardware or other electronic or telecommunications equipment.
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WPT is not responsible for the content or performance of any portion of the Internet including other World Wide Websites to which this Site may be linked or from which this Site may be accessed.
If you believe that any Content appearing on the Site or in any Forum has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please forward the following information to the Copyright Agent named below:
1. Your name, address, telephone number, and email address;
2. A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
3. The exact URL or a description of where the alleged infringing material is located;
4. A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
5. An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest; and
6. A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your Notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.
WPT Enterprises, Inc., 5700 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 350, Los Angeles, CA 90036, Attn.: Legal Affairs/DMCA Notices; email: email@example.com.
By this filing, WPT seeks to preserve any and all exemptions from liability that may be available under the copyright law, but does not necessarily stipulate that it is a service provider as defined in 17 U.S.C Section 512(c) or elsewhere in the law.
These TOS constitute the entire agreement of the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous written or oral agreements between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof. These TOS may not be amended, nor any obligation waived, without WPT’s written authorization. Any failure to enforce any provision of these TOS shall not constitute a waiver thereof or of any other provision thereof.
You acknowledge that any breach of this agreement would cause WPT irreparable injury, such that WPT would have no adequate remedy at law. You agree that in the event of such breach, WPT shall be entitled to injunctive relief in addition to any other remedies it may have at law or equity, without the requirement of posting a bond.
These TOS shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California applicable to contracts entered into and fully performed in California (without regard to its conflicts of law principles that would cause the application of any other jurisdiction’s laws) With respect to any disputes or claims not subject to arbitration, you agree not to commence or prosecute any action in connection therewith other than in the state and federal courts of California, and you hereby consent to, and waive all defenses of lack of personal jurisdiction and forum non conveniens with respect to venue and jurisdiction in the state and federal courts of California.
By using the Site in any way, you unconditionally consent and agree that: (1) any claim, dispute, or controversy (whether in contract, tort, or otherwise) you may have against the officers, directors and employees of WPT and its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates (all such individuals and entities collectively referred to herein as the “WPT Entities”) arising out of, relating to, or connected in any way with the website or the determination of the scope or applicability of this agreement to arbitrate, will be resolved exclusively by final and binding arbitration administered by JAMS and conducted before a sole arbitrator in accordance with the rules of JAMS; (2) this arbitration agreement is made pursuant to a transaction involving interstate commerce, and shall be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”), 9 U.S.C. §§ 1-16; (3) the arbitration shall be held in Los Angeles, California; (4) the arbitrator’s decision shall be controlled by the terms and conditions of this Agreement and any of the other agreements referenced herein that the applicable user may have entered into in connection with the website; (5) the arbitrator shall apply California law consistent with the FAA and applicable statutes of limitations, and shall honor claims of privilege recognized at law; (6) there shall be no authority for any claims to be arbitrated on a class or representative basis, arbitration can decide only your and/or the applicable WPT Entity’s individual claims; the arbitrator may not consolidate or join the claims of other persons or parties who may be similarly situated; (7) the arbitrator shall not have the power to award punitive damages against you or any WPT Entity; (8) in the event that the administrative fees and deposits that must be paid to initiate arbitration against any WPT Entity exceed $125 USD, and you are unable (or not required under the rules of JAMS) to pay any fees and deposits that exceed this amount, WPT agrees to pay them and/or forward them on your behalf, subject to ultimate allocation by the arbitrator. In addition, if you are able to demonstrate that the costs of arbitration will be prohibitive as compared to the costs of litigation, WPT will pay as much of your filing and hearing fees in connection with the arbitration as the arbitrator deems necessary to prevent the arbitration from being cost-prohibitive; and (9) with the exception of subpart (6) above, if any part of this arbitration provision is deemed to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal, or otherwise conflicts with the rules of JAMS, then the balance of this arbitration provision shall remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with its terms as if the invalid, unenforceable, illegal or conflicting provision were not contained herein. If, however, subpart (6) is found to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal, then the entirety of this Arbitration Provision shall be null and void, and neither you nor WPT shall be entitled to arbitrate their dispute. For more information on JAMS and/or the rules of JAMS, visit their website at www.jamsadr.com.
If any provision of these terms shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these terms and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.
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